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Cycling & Walking Festival - Sunday 5th May 2013

A Sunday of cycling and walking activities to celebrate the long awaited opening of the Town Quay Bridge across the River Teign will take place from the grounds of Old Forde House in Newton Abbot.

The spectacular new bridge from the Town Quay and the connecting path to Kingsteignton are the first phase of a trail to be built along the Teign Estuary to the coast, part of the National Cycle Network. The bridge has been constructed by Devon County Council with a contribution of £500,000 of Big Lottery funding from Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity. It is already proving a big hit with cyclists and walkers.

Community Event - 5th May

The event will be hosted at Forde House by Teignbridge District Council and will run from 11 am to 4 pm. The day will feature thrilling demonstrations of professional trials bike riding, cyclo-cross racing for under-12s and under-16s, free bike hire, Dr Bike checks, refreshments and many stalls by cycling and walking clubs and other charities.

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From Old Forde House there will be a series of cycle rides and walks with leaders, some rides specifically for women cyclists and some for novices and families along the new trail. Or you can use your own bikes or borrow some to explore the trail for yourself. The organisers are planning to have a commemorative card available, and in letterboxing fashion, carry the card with you as you explore the trail by bike, or on foot, and obtain stamps at key locations. This will then be a unique memento of this special occasion.

View details on Women's Breeze Rides

Awarding of lottery funding for the bridge and community path followed a vision to form safe connecting routes between our towns and cities. Inspired by this idea, led rides are being organised on the morning of 5th May from towns and villages across Teignbridge to the celebration event at Old Forde House, and returning afterwards.

Details on STAR Rides Through The District, Registration and Consent Forms

All residents in and adjacent to Teignbridge are welcome to join the six rides, named 'The Star Rides', so leave the car behind, have fun on a bike, and discover some of the most cycle friendly options on offer that lead to Newton Abbot.

Rides will start in Exeter, Dunsford, Moretonhampstead, Buckfastleigh, Totnes and Paignton. A special and unique Star Rides T-shirt will be offered to all riders. A number of timed departures have been organised from almost 30 locations, so to find out what is closest to you click on the Star Rides tab.

Go Ride Racing - Cycling for Young People

Cyclocross racing is fast, fun and traffic free, the races are held over multiple short laps so that you get to ride the same section better every time. 

If you are age 16 or younger click Go Ride Racing - Cycling for Young People for more details.

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  • STAR Rides Through The District

    Six rides starting in Exeter, Dunsford, Moretonhampstead, Buckfastleigh, Totnes and Paignton the routes pass through most of the parishes in Teignbridge, and through the larger centres of population.

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  • Women's Breeze Rides

    Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Our aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.

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  • Go Ride Racing - Cycling for Young People

    Cyclocross racing is fast, run and traffic-free and held over multiple short laps.

    More …